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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
the need for new taxes to support city services and restore pay to worker whose have seen cuts in recent years to help balance the budget. that includes the police with whom they are negotiating. our media partner the mercury news report that 70 percent support a quarter percent hike in the city sales tax. the council will discuss the report next week. the earliest a new measure goes on the ballot is next year. we the have more in a live report next half hour. >> 4:8 -- 4:38 right now. >> the rain will take its time so most of us can get out before 7:00 we are okay unless you are in the north bay with scattered rain now. the best radar is north of 116ed and to forestville we see the better radar return with light rainfalling in santa rosa. upstream, it is a cold system. there is snow in the higher elevation. there is light rain in the lower elevation. the breakdown today in the movement of the rain, the rain is in the north bay through 7:00. it moves across the bay and to the south bay from 7:00 to noon. it will exit the south bay at 1:00 o'clock. the showers will develop toward 4:00. th
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
residents will agree to a tax increase to beef up a struggling police department. the mayor laid out the plan in the state of the city address. our news reporter has details. >> san jose's mayor was quick to set the tone for the state of the city address. >> i would love to tell you i am not talk about the budget. that would be a pleasant change but that is still our biggest challenge. >> there is a small surplus this year it is still not enough to beef up the city's struggling police department. layoffs, low morale and pension reform have shrunk the department to under 1,000. >> my priority is public safety. >> the crime rate has gone up. last year there were 46 homicides, the highest in 20 years. the mayor promises to add 200 officers the next two years but the police officers union wants more. >> people are looking for san jose to pay a competitive wage for police officers. the market rate san jose pays is much less than any of the surrounding cities. >> to get it back on track, the mayor is suggesting up to half a sent sales tax. >> in 2014 we can explain to the public if they gi
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